Knowledge@Wharton High School invites applications for its fourth annual summer program

Applications are now open for high school students aged between 15-18 years. Students from more than 80 countries have already registered their interest for the KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA), which will host four sessions in 2018.

NewDelhi, April 2, 2018: Knowledge@WhartonHigh School (KWHS), a member of the Knowledge@Wharton global network, partof the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is acceptingapplications to its upcoming summer program, KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy.KWHS promotes global financial literacy, entrepreneurship and leadershipamong high school students and educators around the world. The KWHS GlobalYoung Leaders Academy (GYLA) will conduct four two-week sessions from June toAugust in 2018 (Session A: June 2-16; Session B: June 16-30;Session C: July 7-21; Session D: July 21-August 4), at thePhiladelphia campus of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.High school students aged 15-18 years are eligible to apply through BrainGain Magazine,a leading study-abroad online portal that is collaborating with KWHS on thisprogram. 

GYLAprovides a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship, business and personalfinance and equips students with the skills to excel in a global marketplace.The program includes a session on U.S. college admissions to help studentsunderstand the experience of applying to American colleges and universities.The participants also get a chance to be a part of a community-service projectand receive a certificate that recognizes their volunteer hours, visit culturalcenters, participate in social activities, and have a fun-filled experience atSix Flags Adventure Park.  Additionally, students receive a certificatefrom Knowledge@Wharton High School upon successful completion of the program. Past participants have described the program as an “eye-opening experience”;“enriching and a must-do”; and one that prepares them to “functionindependently”, providing “insight into college life at USA” and an opportunityfor “meeting people from different countries.” The two-week program costs$5,110 per student, including tuition, ground transportation, medical insurancecoverage during the program, lodging and boarding. The program fee does notinclude international travel costs, international travel insurance and visacosts. 

MukulPandya, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief, Knowledge@Whartonnetwork, says, “TheKnowledge@Wharton High School GYLA provides students with the opportunity toenhance their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. More importantly, itexposes students to college life abroad while also giving them the chance tomeet people from different cultures and nationalities. With each passingyear, we see more and more students from across the globe, which makes thesummer program a holistically enriching experience.” 

KWHS GlobalYoung Leaders Academy is a unique opportunity for high school students toexperience introductory business and finance education. In the past, morethan 280 students from more than 30 countries, including Turkey,Azerbaijan, Greece, China, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Singapore, and India, haveattended the program. For the 2018 sessions, the program has alreadyreceived interest from more than 1,000 students from more than 80 countries.

 Speakingabout the Wharton summer program experience, Harjiv Singh, Founder ofBrainGain Magazine said, “BrainGain Magazine isglad to collaborate with Knowledge@Wharton for four years straight. The summerprogram at the Wharton School has seen immense growth over the years. Not onlydoes this program give an edge to students who are inclined towards businessand entrepreneurship, but also provides an insight into college life in USA.”

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